Spicy steamed mussels in white wine and tomato juice.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 3/4 cup white wine
- 3/4 cup tomato and clam juice cocktail
- 3 cloves garlic - peeled and sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded
- 3 tablespoons butter
In a stock pot, combine the wine, juice cocktail, garlic and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and add mussels.
Cover and continue to boil for about 4 to 6 minutes or until all the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that haven't opened.
Remove mussels from liquid and keep warm. Pour off liquid to leave about 1 cup. Try not to discard the garlic. Boil the 1 cup of liquid until it's reduced to about 3/4 of a cup.
Add butter and stir until butter has melted and sauce has thickened slightly. Serve mussels with sauce.